The Belmont press is making a return to B2! Starting early next year the firm are investing £1m into a brand new 18,000sph Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75 with Inpress Control!
The machine which will have five colour coatings is going to be installed at the Northampton base in January 2016.
Managing director Trevor Thomas has been quoted as saying “Our B3 press has been squeezed out by two digital presses on the one hand and the faster make-ready, more flexible B2 Speedmaster technology on the other.”
“We are continually on the lookout for equipment that will improve our productivity. We have been with Heidelberg since 1962 but we have had other presses. At the moment I don’t believe there is another press on the market to match the,” said Thomas.
This investment gives us the benefit of coating that we want and need, in particular the speed of turnaround to allow us to respond quickly.
“Having B2 will free up the larger format presses to do the work that best suits them. The press will take some of the jobs that we put on the perfectors when they shouldn’t be because they’re too big for the job.”
As well as this Belmont have installed the Heidelberg Stahlfolder with PFX feeder, this will allow the business to stream feed the folder, this will increase productivity by 30% over normal machines.
What do you think?
Do you think that no other technology can touch the Speedmaster technology? Or do you think that there is something else out there that would be worth investing your money in. as always we would love to hear your opinion on it, so comment below and let me know.